Safeguarding & SEND @ Swimbridge

Safeguarding @ Swimbridge

Swimbridge CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We recognise that all adults, including temporary staff, volunteers and governors, have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm, and that the child’s welfare is our paramount concern.

(The word “staff” is used to cover ALL staff on site, including ancillary supply and self-employed staff, contractors, volunteers and governors.)

Our school will:

  • Provide an ethos where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk and are listened to.

  • Ensure that children know there is an adult in school they can approach if they are worried or in difficulty.

  • Include opportunities for our children to learn the skills they need to stay safe from harm and who they should turn to for help.


The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Angela Fleming (Executive Headteacher)

The Deputy DSLs are Mathew Harts and Gemma Poland (Acting Headteachers), Caroline Gilbert (SENDCo), Stephanie Bull (Administrator) and Penny Lewis (TA and Cool Kids Club Manager)

SEND @ Swimbridge

At Swimbridge CE Primary School we recognise that there are a number of pupils who may require specialist intervention and support under our  Special Educational Needs and Disability provision. We have a SEND Co-ordinator and Governing committee who enable and monitor this provision.


Please see our Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy in the section below.


At Swimbridge CE Primary School, we aim to support all children in order to enable them to fully access the curriculum. Central to our provision, is the recognition of all aspects of each child's development. Through the Thrive approach, we seek to enable the core of the child, ensuring that social and emotional barriers to learning are reduced and children develop resilience that will support them through life. We share our expertise and work with a range of outside agencies; including Speech & Language, Communication and Interaction, Occupational Therapy, Educational Psychology and many more in order to meet the varying needs of all our children.


We use the Devon Assessment Framework (DAF) in order to meet the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs for whom we require outside agency intervention to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school.  

Our Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator (SENDCo) is Caroline Gilbert.  Please do not hesitate to contact the SENDCO for any further information.